5 Days of Thankfulness – Day 3: Running

Running makes it on the list of things I’m thankful for for so many reasons.

Running gave me a purpose when I was going through a rough time.
Running showed me what my body is capable of.
Running took me to new places.
But most of all, running brought so many amazing people into my life.

5 Days of Thankfulness – Day 3: Running

I now have friends all over the world that enjoy this crazy pastime of mine. I’ve met people that I never would have met if it were for running and races. I have people to travel with, to visit, and run races with. We all share a love of running and the running community.

5 Days of Thankfulness – Day 3: Running

I met my sole mate Jennifer when I was an ambassador for one race, and now we are both ambassadors for 3 races series. We travel to Savannah together twice a year, meet up for other races in-between, and make time to do non-running related things on occasion too. The only thing wrong with our wonderful running relationship is the 2 hour drive that separates us.

5 Days of Thankfulness – Day 3: Running

My Best Damn Race ambassador group is my running family. I’ve known some of these people for over 5 years now and I love getting to see them at the various BDR races throughout the year. These crazy weirdos GET ME and for that I am super thankful. I can’t wait until the BDR series starts up in January!

5 Days of Thankfulness – Day 3: Running

And of course I have all of my local running friends that I see at Ten10 Run Club and races here around Orlando. Sometimes I even get to see them at out of state races as well.  And sometimes these local folks are the only reason I lace up my shoes and hit the road. The promise of beer with my running crew can get me up off the couch most days.

5 Days of Thankfulness – Day 3: Running

Lastly, I’m thankful for my friend Karen who encouraged me 7 years ago to try running and got me to sign up for my very first half marathon. I really thought it would be a “one and done” type scenario, but here I am just a couple weeks away from completely my 19th half marathon. Thanks chica for convincing me that even a Meghan can be a runner 🙂

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